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Two National Records Set on Day 2 of 2022 Caribbean Cup


Day 2 of the 2022 Caribbean Cup freediving competition turned out to be just as challenging for some athletes as on Day 1.

On the happy side, Taiwan’s Lin Lan Lien set a women’s Free Immersion (FIM) national record dive of 59m/193.57ft, and Honduras’s John Bodden set a men’s national Constant Weight with Bifins (CWTB) record with a dive to 50m/164ft.

For many athletes, after such a long time off the competition stage meant that four competitors didn’t quite reach their goals.

Taiwan’s Mingchun Huang, who was vying for a men’s national record in the Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) discipline with a 63m/206ft dive, earned a red card for blacking out when he reached the surface.

Mexico’s Pedro Tapia also sought a men’s CNF national record with a 74m/243ft dive, but got a red card when he too blacked out upon surfacing.

Poland’s Rafal Pollwoda sought a men’s Constant Weight with Monofin (CWT) national record with a 102m/335ft dive, but earned a yellow card for ET.

The USA’s Tory George was going for a men’s FIM national and continental record with an announced dive to 102m/335ft, but didn’t make the attempt.

Day 2 of the Caribbean Cup 2022 started well with a series of white cards followed by some yellows and reds! Check out…

Posted by Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Check out the full results below.

Caribbean Cup Day 2 results
Caribbean Cup Day 2 results

(Featured Image credit: Kohei Ueno)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.